Understanding the interface

Site editing and building is done in the context of the pages and tools. There is an Edit Mode switch located in the top far-right of every page.

The control panel contains all the options to customise the site. Clicking on the arrows to the left of the menu names expands the different sections

If Edit Mode is on, you can easily add new menu items to your site's left-hand menu. Content areas are the menu item types which are most commonly used.

The Create Tool Link feature allows you to create a shortcut link to specific tools within this site. For example, you can add a link to the Discussion Board, My Grades, Groups, Roster, and other tools that will be commonly used.

Below shows the common icons you will see in Blackbaord and what the icons represent. Please note if any of the icons are greyed out, it means they are not currently visible to students.